Carolina Bed and Breakfast

Category Archives: Re-decorating

Fine Craftsmen in Asheville, NC

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  There is a stereotype of the North Carolina Mountain man as being rough, uneducated and uncultured but like any stereotype its truth is far from all-encompassing.  For me, an unexpected and greatly appreciated aspect to life in Asheville is … Continue reading

About Art at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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Last night James and I were watching Sunday Morning (we tape it) in our owner’s quarters at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.  They ran a story about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in which they showed … Continue reading

Designing the Staircase for our Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina

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The addition is finally finished here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and the last thing to be completed is actually one of the first things we started working on:  the staircase. After exploring every avenue in creating a private … Continue reading

Designing a Staircase for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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If you had told me a year ago that one of the most interesting parts about adding on to our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville would be our trips to lumber yards and iron foundries I would have thought you … Continue reading

Pebble Dash at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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Arriving at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, guests often ask us about the stucco finish of our bed and breakfast.  The more commonly seen smooth surface of stucco is, in this case,  studded with small pebbles, giving it an unusual … Continue reading

Scrounger’s Paradise in Asheville, NC

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Serendipity is one of my favorite words.  It means a “happy accident”  and encapsulates the random discovery of something useful or good when not really looking for it.      Last week, James and I went shopping for a mirror … Continue reading

Changes at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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You may have noticed that we are running an Innkeeper’s Special at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and been curious as to what we are doing to our inn.  These pictures are not meant to scare you but to pique … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning!

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>No, I am not talking about spring cleaning at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, I am talking aboutspring cleaning for my blog; or at least for my file of back stories.  What follows is a compilation of things which I … Continue reading

Spring (!?) Cleaning at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>Winter is traditionally the time of year when Innkeepers in Asheville close their inns for cleaning and refurnishing of rooms. And not surprisingly, we are among them. Of course in our eyes, (or at least mine), the need was greater … Continue reading

Snow Days in Asheville

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>It’s snowing in Asheville, North Carolina. It snowed yesterday and it’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Guests have left early or put off their travel plans until later in the month. (Check our website for our snow cancellation policy). So what’s … Continue reading

A New Sign at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>The house at 177 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville NC was built in 1901. It has a long history and has passed from being the home of a leading local businessman through a stint as a boarding house and then back to … Continue reading

>The New Kitchen, At Last!

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>I kept putting off posting these pictures, waiting for “one more thing” to be finished but then I realized it could be next year sometime before everything was perfect so here it is, The Carolina Bed & Breakfast “Almost Finished”. … Continue reading

>Renovations at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: The Main House

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>Some of these pictures you will have seen before but here they are in a finished version. The Dining Room curtains and shutters are in (courtesy of Lifestyle Interiors), so no more sun in the face for our morning diners! … Continue reading

>Blue Mountain Stained Glass at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>The renovations are moving along quickly at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and we have reached that wonderful part where, instead of taking things out, we are starting to put things in. This morning I made a visit to the … Continue reading

>The Living Rooms are Transformed

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> After Valentine’s Day Weekend, work started in earnest on the kitchen at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. Our contractor, Caine, called it “the kitchen demo”; not, as it sounds, a demonstration but a demolition! The walls would come down … Continue reading

>Renovating the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: The Dining Room

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>The Dining Room before painting The Dining Room with its new color! Many years ago (about 25 to be exact) James and I moved out of a small semi-furnished apartment in Paris and arrived in Hong Kong with a tired … Continue reading

>Facelift for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>I have been waiting for a sunny day to take and picture and show you the new face of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, but whenever the sun is out, the painters are scrambling all over the roof and sides … Continue reading

>Carolina Bed & Breakfast: The Great Move In

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> Here’s the scene: Date: Monday, November 16 Time 12 Noon Location: Carolina Bed & Breakfast Asheville, NC Cast of Players: 2 Inn Owners 1 Assistant Innkeeper 6 Roofers 4 Moving Men 2 Mattress Delivery men 1 Fedex Delivery Truck … Continue reading